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  • Washington State Legislature passes Solar Bill, protecting homeowner incentives and local solar jobs By Bonnie Frye Hemphill Legislative Liaison, Solar Installers of WashingtonYou did it. Thanks to your hard work, the Legislature has passed the solar bill. The bill earned bipartisan support ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 10:26 AM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • County Council OKs Comprehensive Plan updates: What's next for Whatcom County? By Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program ManagerWhatcom County remains a targeted route for export of tar sands, crude oil, fracked gas, propane, and coal overseas. Because of this, urgent ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 2:25 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • Whatcom County Council finalizes Cherry Point amendments to Comprehensive Plan: Join us to speak out in support Why do we need local action?Though the Cherry Point coal terminal has been defeated, Cherry Point is on the map to become an export corridor for crude oil, tar ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 10:23 AM by Eddy Ury
  • State legislature goes into special session: It's time to push for a vote on solar! Thanks to your continued support, the Solar Jobs Bill (HB 1048 & SB 5499) is making process moving through the legislature.The Solar Jobs Bill has been designated as "necessary to ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 3:04 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Legislative updates on oil transportation, solar bills In the coming weeks, the Oil Transportation Safety Act and the Solar Incentives bills need to be at the forefront of every legislator's mind. How you can support these ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 3:41 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
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Sustainable Schools

  • Blaine High School students study their local watershed, tour salmon stream as part of Young Water Stewards The Sustainable Schools and Clean Water programs at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities joined forces in 2016 to launch Young Water Stewards for high school students in rural Whatcom County ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:11 AM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • Where does your drinking water come from? By Lindsey GardWould you want to drink groundwater that has been contaminated by dog poop? Me neither. Knowing what can contaminate our water supply, and where our water comes ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 12:34 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • 11 Ways to be Water Wise – Water Conservation Tips For Your Everyday Life Clean, bountiful water is one of the most important resources around the world. With the current world population reaching towards 7.4 billion people, our rapidly growing use of water ...
    Posted May 30, 2017, 3:40 PM by Hannah Coughlin
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Clean Water

  • Washington State Legislature funds grants for community education on toxic cleanups, but rest of environmental priorities a mixed bag By Karlee Deatherage, Policy Analyst, Clean Water ProgramFrom funding for toxic cleanups to oil transportation safety and sound policies on water availability, the environmental community had huge goals for ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 4:22 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Activist and documentary filmmaker Rick Wood on protecting the Southern Resident orcas If you missed our June 25, 2017 event at Boulevard Park celebrating Orca Month, check out the amazing speech from orca activist and documentary filmmaker Rick Wood below. And don ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 4:31 PM by Virginia Cleaveland
  • Proposed bill would alter important state water laws, threaten our children’s future In March, Republican State Senator Judy Warnick proposed a dangerous bill in the Washington State Legislature that would change state law — laws present to protect existing water rights and ensure ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2017, 2:56 PM by Hannah Coughlin
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